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About Le Fou Frog

An eclectic French bistro tucked away in historic river city market area in downtown Kansas City is a local favorite serving 4 star traditional & contemporary food in a fun filled atmosphere. Chef/proprietor Mano Rafael works with seasonal ingredients to create an ever-changing chalkboard menu. The vast menu selections & wine list offer many choices for varying tastes & budgets. Check out La Fou Frog's reviews from Kansas City Star, Pitch Weekly, KC Magazine, Ingram's Magazine, the New York Times, Bon Appetit, Zagat & chowhound.com!

400 East 5th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French, Contemporary French / American, European

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Happy Hour: Tuesday through Friday 4:30-6:30

Cross Street:
Oak Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(816) 474-6060

Website:
http://www.lefoufrog.com/

Catering:
Please call for details.

Parking Details:
Pull parking adjacent to Le Fou Frog.

Public Transit:
Max - 5th & Grand

Executive Chef:
Mano Rafael

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Le Fou Frog Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (55)
Fit for Foodies (52)
Special Occasion (51)
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Good for Anniversaries (48)
Good for a Date (46)
Authentic (44)
Creative Cuisine (42)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Cozy (33)
Worth the Drive (29)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Notable Wine List (26)
Fun (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Bar Seating (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Local Ingredients (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Casual (10)
Happy Hour (9)
People Watching (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Seasonal (6)
Business Meals (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Healthy (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent as always. This has been my favorite place to eat since moving to KC 8 years ago. I adore this place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

Everything was delicious! We will be back for sure!

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

Great fun. Nice down to earth French place with a lot of character.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Never had a bad experience here. Don't get me wrong, this place is great, but this time it wasn't $200 great. Perhaps my expectations were too high.

Tags: Romantic, Fun
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined 3 days ago

Awesome food and great service. Love to support local restaurants!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great atmosphere and service. Attentive waiters willing to take basic order and customize it to a reasonable extent. Very close tables so makes confidential discussions a bit difficult but workable. Nice wine selection and excellent desserts. Chef's surprises are delightful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Le Fou Frog is phenomenal. Warm and inviting. A fabulous menu, with their year-round menu, and a supplemental one on a small chalkboard of local and in-season foods that they leave at your table. It is not inexpensive. But it is a memorable meal, unrushed, in a space that is moderately noisy at peak times, but with enough walls and soft surfaces that a good table conversation can be held.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The restaurant came highly recommended. The Escargot was one of the best. The choice of wines by the glass was extensive and reasonable. For the price $$$ The entrees were ok...lamb shank and another lamb dish. The service was wonderful. I would try the fish on another visit.

Tags: Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Outstanding service and outstanding food. The restaurant is wonderful

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

It doesn't get any better than this place. The food is awesome. Who else can offer the variety of wild game as well as multiple fish options, each with their own amazing reduction sauce. It is always a place to enjoy a special meal with a friend

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

As a 1st time customer, this was a lovely experience. The restaurant is smaller than I initially thought, but that did not really matter. Saturday night looks like it gets busy, as our server took a little while to get our order started after she initially introduced herself. The food was absolutely marvelous, and went really well with the bottle of wine we got. Overall, I would highly recommend trying Le Fou Frog. While the service could definitely improve, the food is by far some of the best we've had in KC. Will be back soon for round 2.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 3, 2017

An excellent dinner. Good food. Good service. The duck was a shade tough but all in all it was an excellent dinner with an attentive waitress.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Consistently awesome!!! Some of the best country French food in the country.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Incredible. As always, Le Fou Frog did not disappoint. Our waitress was wonderful. She made the celebration and evening that much better. The food was delicious. Do yourself a favor, get a reservation, plan for a couple hours, and sit back to enjoy every single bite.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Never disappointed at Le Fou. The food is amazing with impeccable service. Recently had dinner with a total of six people. Our waitress was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and provided the perfect amount of attention. Love Le Fou Frog!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Best Foie Gras in KC.....fun place. Great service, great food. Just a great place.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Love!! Everyone there knows it is a special occasion especially the staff.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Still my favorite place in Kansas City! Love the food and the staff is wonderful.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Went for my mother's 79th birthday. She wanted French and lives in NKC, so I thought Le Fou Frog would be perfect. Made a reservation through Open Table. The day before, they confirmed with us. Good experience there. The restaurant is very cozy and feels vibrant on a weekend. It's a bit loud, but the energy is amazing. Everyone is there to have a good time. Our server, Jean-Pierre was truly outstanding. He made excellent recommendations on food and wine, brought out complimentary pate and spoke Spanish to my Spanish-speaking mom (at a French restaurant)! He made our experience so much more fun, and his food recommendations were delicious. The cuisine is French and everything was prepared to perfection. We got appetizers, entrees and desserts and all of us cleaned our plates. We left feeling full and very happy. All in all, everything you could wish from a night out.

Prices are a bit on the high side, but in this case, you really get what you pay for. It's worth the investment in delicious food and a wonderful experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Food and service were excellent. They offer a taste of wine by the glass if you are unsure of a particular wine.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We always love our meal and our experience here!

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

A wonderful restaurant. Amazing French dishes that reminded me of my time in France. The foil gras was heaven sent and the chef adding a taste of Sauterne could not have been better. Very good service even on a busy Saturday night. We were there for a special occasion and there were personalized notes welcoming us to restaurant and wishing us well. It’s a small thing but much appreciated. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food is always delicious. Great service and atmosphere. (Ashley was our server.) We have never had a bad experience at Le Fou Frog and highly recommend it.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

I used to frequent Le Fou Frog many years ago. I have not been back for a number of years. Maybe that is why I was disappointed! But it did not live up to my memory. It was just so average. The sides were over cooked and my all time favorite, Lobster Bisque was bland!! It was a very special occasion and I was really underwhelmed across the board 😕

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Everything was lovely. Our server was kind and patient. She went over everything in the special menu with our table.
Portions are large . Too much food for me but was delicious.
Make sure to get dessert!

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent service. Great ambiance. Fantastic food. The location reminded me of a restaurant I ate at in Vannes (located on the northwestern coast of France in Bretagne). We will be back. Cheers!

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

My husband and I went to celebrate our anniversary and our evening could not have been better. All of the food was amazing, drinks were delicious, and the service was wonderful. They even gave us a free dessert to celebrate. We can't wait to go back and would recommend it anyone!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fun
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Absolutely fabulous restaurant. If you have any beef with them being too busy, or needing a reservations, I kiinda feel like that's on you. We had a great waiter, who is French, really gave the place the authentic feel. The main menu is small, but very robust - and their daily specials menu is very extensive and has something for everyone.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Fun, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Cozy, Late-night Find
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had not dined here in several years and our memories had been good. This evening was disappointing however. Food was unremarkable, particularly the lamb loin and risotto. Apple tart desert was just fair. Dover Sole was very good. For the price, better quality was expected.

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 (Tulsa)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Service outstanding , food perfect. Wine recomendation spot on, Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Food and server were awesome. Prices were not over priced as well. I would recommend cleaning up the exterior of fountain as we dined outside. Maybe remove the lock and chain while open and place back on when closed. Hide electrical outlet as well. Flower petals in water a nice touch!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Lovely restaurant. Food preparation, quality, and presentation is excellent.
Highly recommend for both special and fun dining!

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Romantic, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Tremendous daily dishes that are not on the posted menu, such as wild boar, venison, lamb, and kangaroo make this THE place to go in KC for a food experience that goes beyond the every day gourmet.

My wife and I have been here a couple of times, but nowhere near as often as we should. I find it difficult to believe that you can find a better place to eat in Kansas City.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I have never had a bad meal at the Frog. The daily specials are numerous and based upon what is unique and available at the time in the local marketplace. It's a little crowded and energetic but the food is the driving attraction.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

This was our second time at Le Fou Frog and once again the food and service (Ashley) were both outstanding. The foie gras was excellent, as were the entree and dessert. I'm looking forward to trying new dishes. We plan on dining there again in the near future.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great restaurant, good food. The only thing that I did not like was it was so dark you could not read the menu. Just a little more table light would have been good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Once again, Le Fou doesn't disappoint. The "chalkboard" menu had a great variety to choose from. The tuna dish I had was delicious with a generous portion of tuna, shrimp and scallops. My wife had the filet which was cooked perfect with excellent flavor.

Service was great and an outstanding musical performance during dinner as well by the hostess.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Always a nice time at Fou Frog. Started with caviar. Seafood was subtle and succulent. Finished with the cheese plate. One of go to places in KC.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Mind blowing culinary experience. There are very few restaurants anywhere in the world that are this good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Romantic
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

To men it is the best in Kansas City. Never had a bad dining experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Worth the Drive
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