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About KC American Bistro

KC American Bistro is located in Pavilion Shopping Center in North Naples. Chef Keith Casey 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 ethnicity that influence a particular region. Composing the menu daily provides Keith the versatility to feature the finest food available creating a truly unique dinning experience.

885 Vanderbilt Beach Rd
Naples, FL 34108
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
US 41

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(239) 566-2371

Website:
http://kcamericanbistro.com/

Executive Chef:
Keith Casey

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine

KC American Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

3.6

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (38)
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Bar Seating (14)
Good for a Date (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Casual (11)
Special Occasion (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Business Meals (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Authentic (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Healthy (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Fun (4)
Romantic (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
People Watching (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Cozy (1)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 3 days ago

Fine dining and fine service. Unique menu items. BUT ..... entree was temperature Luke warm.

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·Dined 4 days ago

We sat there for 15 min before we ordered a drink or found out who our waitress was. We had to wave a person down to get someone.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

After we complained about the long wait for drinks , and meals we were informed that a number of servers did not show up. We waited fifteen to twenty minutes between each course and it took almost 30 minutes when we arrived before we got our drinks.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

The place was nice as usual but so noisy compared many prior years
t hat it wasn’t enjoyable or a pair of seniors.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Comment: You really need pictures or murals on the walls---they look very plain and barren.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 7 days ago

The ritz cracker covered grouper and sea bass were outstanding . The service was fine but server not very friendly or accommodating. The restaurant was noisy and not very relaxing or appealing. Seafood was very expensive but worth the price. Salads were quite small for the price.

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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful food but we experienced service that seemed intended to turn table quickly
Not much in way of decor and the restaurant could use some soft surfaces or sound absorbing material to reduce noise levels

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 (Naples)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food is among the best in Naples area. Very consistent quality. Still noisy after renovation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Naples)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had not been here for 2 years and glad we returned. Food was great and service was friendly and helpful. Could not make up our mind on wine selection so our waiter offered us a taste of 2 different ones which was fun and helped us make a decision on a very good Malbec.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Authentic
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Delicious food and lovely service. Can’t wait to return.

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 (Naples)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The food was very good but we all found it very pricey and had a very small table

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 (New England)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Six of us dined at KC Bistros and all loved their entrees. Service was excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Naples)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Very pricy, but to be expected in Naples. My ahi tuna was outstanding, however my husbands’s grouper was good,but not worth the price.

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 (Naples)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our Go to place for consistently excellent cuisine. The Ahi Tuna and pork chop were wonderful. Jam packed at 8:20 but no flaw in service. But they do need artwork on the walls

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Late night meal after movie. Eventually, last table. Service OK, good waiter, terrific food. Old layout was better; new design creates too many hard surfaces & noise. Needs more dinner specials. More tables, fewer booths.

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 (Naples)·Dined on January 26, 2018

First time back since the remodel. Wood floors are now bare, ceilings high, open and exposed, no sound-deadeners anywhere. It was MUCH to noisy to carry on a conversation with just two of us; I can’t imagine going there with more people if the goal is to catch up and share conversation. The food was good but VERY expensive. There are other local restaurants to choose from at those prices; we will go elsewhere next time.

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 (Naples)·Dined on January 26, 2018

When we arrived for our reservation I asked for a booth.
We got the booth and it was very quiet there.
But since we basically opened the place, as people arrived the noise level got higher.
Sitting in a booth by a wall did make a GOOD difference.

The food was excellent as was the service.
A tad expensive though.
I would recommend it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Naples)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Outstanding quality food, creatively and expertly prepared along with professional service without equal. It doesn't get any better than KC's American Bistro....our party of 3 enjoyed the rack of lamb , grouper and sea bass each with imaginative and delicious accompaniments.

Can't wait to return.

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Naples)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Very nice as always.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Everything was perfect other than the acoustics without something to buffer the noise it made normal conversation difficult

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 (Naples)·Dined on January 18, 2018

This is in a shopping center don't let that keep you from coming this is excellent food and decor is soft lit. Check out the menu on open table. I highly recommend the pork chop.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Grouper was very tough. Rubbery. Really bad. And expensive. No excuse for that in Florida

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Always impeccable service and outstanding food!

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 (Naples)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We found this restaurant to be good but not great. Food was tasty but the portions limited.
Didnt see the value. 2 people ordered short ribs, they were full of fat. There was an up charge for everything . Ahi Tuna was fresh and cooked properly but again very small portion.
I cant see myself returning..

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 (Naples)·Dined on January 12, 2018

KC’s Bistro is consistently good. Especially enjoy Ritz-coated grouper.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Naples)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The food at KC is always outstanding - 5 stars and we've been dining here for years.
The design and decor of the restaurant need to match that.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Very rushed service. We felt like we were rushed. Small portions

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 (Naples)·Dined on January 10, 2018

The food was exceptional, very delicious, and with a great variety of dishes. The staff seemed new and inexperienced. The atmosphere was nice but the noise level was very high, as it was difficult to carry a conversation. Please note that it was very crowded on the night that we had dinner. At other times, when not as crowded, the noise level is acceptable.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Organic, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (Naples)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Since the bistro opened about 8 year's ago, it's been our "go to" restaurant for any occasion. It's our favorite and we can always count on great food and service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

One of my favorite up-scale restaurants in Naples, the food is always interesting, well-prepared, and attractively plated at KC American Bistro. The menu is not large, but there is a great variety of seafood and meat, with several of the dishes having different regional flavors. The service is attentive but not intrusive. KC usually comes around to chat with diners. My only regret is that as the restaurant has become better known and appreciated, they expanded their space and the bar is not as intimate as it used to be and the noise level is fairly high. That said, I would highly recommend the restaurant. I particularly love the honey-truffle butter (makes it worth the calories to have the freshly baked bread). Diver scallps on mushroom risotto is my go-to meal there.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Remodeled but still feels like a banquet room. Excellent food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Naples)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Extremely loud.
Very small portions.
Soup cam in large bowl with about 3-4 tablespoons of soup. Ridiculous!

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on January 6, 2018

KC American Bistro used to be a very classy place to dine. The food was and is still very good but the atmosphere has turned what once was a 4-5 star restaurant into a 1-2 star. They replaced the carpet with hardwood, they removed the divider to cram in more tables, and they added noise-bouncing mirror to one whole wall. From the OpenTable reviews the noise complaints have been reported since October 2017 with promises that "sound-reducing" pictures had been ordered. It looks like KC has opted to replace class with greed. It's a shame because we really enjoyed this restaurant but we didn't even stay for dessert and coffee so we could get out to the strip mall parking lot for some peace and quiet.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 5, 2018

One of our favourite restaurants in the greater Naples area. Nice friendly staff from the hostesses, waiters/waitresses and even the bus staff! Good meal ( excellent grouper and beef short rib! Kale Caesar best I’ve had anywhere. Carpet has been swapped out for an attractive wood floor, which had raised the noise levels somewhat.

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 (Naples)·Dined on January 4, 2018

The food is always good at this restaurant - since they expanded, there isn't the same feeling in the restaurant - just a big open room.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The most positive rating: This is one of the few restaurants in Naples with dining available on New Year's Eve at whatever time you choose!!! The negative: is having a waiter who pays more attention to a table of 8 one-timers rather than a local/year-round resident/repeat customers of two! SERIOUSLY.....The rack of lamb was excellent---my husband's medium-rare was rare, my medium was fine. The vegetables/fennel and sautéed spinach were cold upon serving, and we couldn't get the attention of our 8-table-enamored-waiter to send then back So, all-in-all, nothing to give a negative rating for other than the usual prayers to have the snowbirds return to their Northern nests so that we can reclaim our beautiful community!

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 (Naples)·Dined on December 31, 2017

An early New Year's Eve dinner was a last minute (okay, the day before) idea and although we've lived in Naples for over 25 years, we had yet to try KC American Bistro. It is just up the road from us but for some reason, we just never thought to go there. Well, we will be back and soon! The food was unique and delicious. The servers were attentive without being intrusive. We never felt rushed although it was New year's eve and I'm sure they had a lot of reservations for later that evening. I had the duck which was amazing! My husband had the lamb and was a member of the Clean Plate Club. Dessert was orange infused creme brûlée. Yummy!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We eat out a lot and always come back to KC American Bistro as having the BEST food in SW Florida. We’re so lucky it’s in our neighborhood!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, People Watching, Quiet Conversation
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always good inventive local food. They should vary the menu more often.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food; excellent service; and very nice ambiance. Four of us had a varied menu of starters and main courses and a great bottle of red wine. This is an easy place to recommend -- a great new find for us in Naples.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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