KC American Bistro

4.8
1629 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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, Chef Keith delivers a unique and memorable dining experience every night.
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BenjaminT
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Good Food with Service to Match in a casual, relaxed atmosphere

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vipiMac
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Restaurant is outstanding. My wife, daughter and I each had a different salad, appetizers and entree and they were all wonderful. Since we tasted each other’s meal, I can recommend the beet salad, dates, the ahi, duck and short ribs. Service was wonderful. Our server Marteen was friendly, professional and very attentive.

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DianneM
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was wonderful!

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RubyT
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner as always!

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LynnE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fabulous restaurant. Great food, wonderful service.

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BillG
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Waitress Victoria as pleasant & professional as can be found in the industry. “Cleaner” entree (swordfish) would improve eatability & taste. Owner/chef as accomplished as personable.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice always have like this restaurant waitress was extremely pleasant

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vipLive2eat
Naples
15 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good and fresh. We have been a fan for years

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vipBeverly
Naples
318 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We enjoyed the chop salad and Halibut. Everything wouldhave been perfect but we had big touble with the flies. We know this is hard to control but maybe some fans outside would help.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

7/16/21 we went for special dinner (3 course) and it was
superb.

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LeslieS
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to KC's to celebrate a milestone birthday of a good friend. I had not been to this restaurant previously, but my friend has enjoyed many meals prepared by the chef and owner. Given her recommendation, we chose it and were so glad that we did. From the moment you walk in, you are feeling like you entered a welcoming place with a team who is happy you are with them for the evening. The service was never rushed and the food came out well-paced and beautifully presented. Everything from the appetizer to the entree was fresh, flavorful and unique in its makeup. You hope when a restaurant has a menu that is more limited it means they take their time with each meal and everything is going to be done to perfection. This is the case with KC's. Their menu is a bit smaller than the typical restaurant in Naples, still offers a wide variety of offerings to satisfy different tastes and diets, but allows for diners to just get the very best. Great evening, great food and we will be back.

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PeterJ
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food everyone had a different meal, all very pleased.

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vipKarenG
Tampa
95 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time to this restaurant. Vele was a terrific waiter, host, etc.

Off season so pretty empty. Nice white tablecloth restaurant in a strip mall. Had the pick of tables for a 6:45 reservation. Good cocktail list-pomegranate martini was good, as was the Manhattan.

Salads were good and fresh. The pumpkin seed encrusted salmon was delicious as was the shrimp dish.

Peach cobbler was delicious for dessert.

Everything was good… not exceptional… but very good.

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vipDrRichichi
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff was great, friendly and the chef was also great and pleasant. He came to our table and welcomed us. We appreciated his art and personality.

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NancyC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

KC American Bistro is our go to for consistently outstanding meals. The seared Pacific Ahi (flown in daily) is the best in Naples and the tuna tartar is excellent. The ingredients are fresh and seasonal, and the preparation and presentation of the dishes is always creative and unique. The menu changes frequently so there is always something new to try. The wine list is reasonably priced and offers a nice selection reds and whites. The staff is attentive and friendly and they remember you from previous visits giving the restaurant a true neighborhood feel. If you have not been to KC American Bistro you should go...you will not be disappointed!

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vipPaulaE
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food!

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vipmarym
Naples
26 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The food was great as always. The decor needs updating. We were dining outside during the pandemic and hadn’t been inside for quite awhile. I understand that the pandemic was hard on all restaurants and hope that Keith does well and is able to redo the restaurant decor.

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JosephG
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We never go wrong when we eat at American Bestro. Their Pumpkin Salmon is outstanding, along with their Tuna. Joe and Anita G.

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NikiT
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food here is always consistently great. We enjoyed a special last night that was delicious. You can never go wrong at KC American Bistro. However, be warned, this is not the place to order a hamburger or a sandwich. This is excellent, grown-up food.

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vipDavid
Naples
32 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service (Victoria). Rather noisy. A Naples favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual!!

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vipChuckT
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect in this hidden gem!
From the greeting when we walked in to a seat in a booth which was great.,fast service with water and bread And ordering some wine!
The wine list was great. The entrées were super. Our orders from the spinach salad to the mahi-mahi special were terrific!
I have read a couple reviews that people thought this was expensive. My French wine was $16 a glass and the mahi-mahi special was $38. You get what you pay for, and these were well worth it!
The reason I called is a hidden gem is that it is in the strip mall and from the outside you would not know that it is an excellent restaurant. Some great restaurants are in strip malls here in Florida and when you walk in it is quite a terrific surprise.
We highly recommend this food experience and we will definitely be back!

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PeterJ
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly server and delicious food

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vipFoodLover
Naples
52 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have had some bad restaurant experiences lately since Covid19 but that was NOT the case with KC American Bistro!! Everything was top notch and our server, William, was so much fun!! We have never had any complaints and last night was superb. Our friends have never eaten duck and they ordered it on my recommendation and they loved it!!

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vipMaineBigDaddy
Naples
118 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

KC Bistro is one of the semi-hidden gems of Naples. We continue to go back again and again. The food is only eclipsed by the service. Our waiter Vele is amazing, he remembers us and knows how to pace our meal. If you haven't been you should go RIGHT NOW!

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vipRosie
Naples
27 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service is always great

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NormR
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Nothing special. Food was ok, but over priced at $22 for veggie plate and $39 for Seabass.

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JoAnnD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as always. Tables spaced apart nicely, so quiet noise level. Reasonably priced wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and pace of the evening. Chef KC checked on us after being served. Recommend the pork chips and ahi tuna. The dates are always our favorite, too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was our first time here and everything was delicious. We will be back very soon.

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NaplesDiner
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were thrilled to make the KC Bistro our first post-vaccine dinner out! Service and food were outstanding as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have eaten at some of the finest restaurants and KC to my surprise did not fail to impress. The service, food quality and taste are top shelf and as good as many high end restaurants. They have a great menu of selections that will satisfy all tastes.
The only complaint is the portions I experienced were on the slightly smaller side. Regardless, I highly recommend KC and look forward to going back the next time I’m in Naples.

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vipgregz
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

William was an excellent server
And food was terrific.

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vipJudge
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the sea bass. It was delicious. Wasabi mashed potatoes were awesome. Would order again. We had a perfect evening.

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vipMark
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First visit for my wife and I to a somewhat off-the-beaten-track restaurant (not many reasons to visit the strip-mall where it hides out unless your a cyclist, gym bunny or need shoes).

We were very pleasantly surprised by the breadth of the menu and the quality and presentation of the food. The menu is biased towards fish and seafood but it is far from a fish restaurants and caters for all tastes. My wife had some delicious turbot lightly cooked in a white wine source, a special that night, and I had short ribs which had been cooked to perfection and served with whipped potatoes and lightly boiled baby sprouts and carrots.

Service was excellent and attentive - it's end of season and our reservation was on the later side so the restaurant was very quiet.

We had not realized that KC has been therefor a number of years and we are very glad to have finally stumbled upon it and will defiantly be back and will bring some friends who are unacquainted with this quiet corner of Vanderbilt Beach Rd and Tamiami.

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NikiT
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is always outstanding. The chef owns the restaurant and does much of the cooking. The staff is well trained and very responsive, as well as very friendly. We always enjoy being there.

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vipsummerinchicago
Chicago
90 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to dine here
Menu is always great - with a weekly special
Service is always superb
Great wine list

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vipBeverly
Naples
318 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We shared a BLT salad and Grouper dinner. Both were outstanding and so was the service The dessert was peach cobbler which was also outstanding. We will be back.

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Bajoan
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This restaurant deserves 5 stars on all counts. Food was excellent! We had the beet salad & mushroom soup for appetizers. For dinner my husband had sword fish which he said was fantastic. I had Moroccan lamb chops, they were great. Would order again.
Definitely recommend!!

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JoanneF
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and a warm and welcoming place. It's particularly nice when the chef comes to check on you.

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KC American Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 1629 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.