Le Fou Frog

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$30 and under
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French
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!
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k
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dining experience. Our service experience with Dale was wonderful. He is gracious, courteous, delightful and fun. The food was excellent and ambience very comfortable. Thank you for such an all around fantastic dining experience.

KM
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time here and definitely will be back! Great service and food!

DN
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated immediately. Drink orders were taken and when served, we were not rushed to put in order. We had a lot of catching up to do and were given the opportunity. Our service was outstanding, knowledgeable, and ready to answer all our questions. We all ordered from the Restaurant Week menu and ordered something different. All dishes were excellent, but the mousse au chocolat was heavenly. Pure decadence. It was a delightful evening.

PC
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for restaurant week, so didn’t sample the whole menu but every bite we had was wonderful.

The staff was warm and welcoming, despite being very busy. The cocktails and wine were great. The food was outstanding. We are looking to go back to explore more of the menu.

SB
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Le Fou Frog. every time... good food, good service, good everything.

TM
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Kansas City!! The food was amazing and the staff was great!

S
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Fou Frog is new to us and it’s now our favorite place! Barbara, Dale and Stephanie take very good care of us and the food is fabulous. Some Enchanted Evening for sure!

OC
Kansas City
84 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

I was looking forward since I'd never been and was very disappointed. It was so crowded and loud we could not hear the waitress or each other talk. I''ve had lobster bisque many places and. this was the worst - very fishy. The snapper was so-so. The dessert was excellent. Parking lot was small and we got the last spot. Would not have wanted to park on the street or in an unsecured lot. Who wants to hassle with all the way to the river market for that experience - won't go back.

OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The food was delicious but beware of the potion size! I went to this restaurant for restaurant week and the potions are soooo small and had to have a second dinner!

KS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We really enjoyed restaurant week. We were able to afford to go to Le Fou Frog that normally we could not afford. My husband got to try Peking Duck and thought it was fantastic. The rest of us had the red snapper in a mushroom sauce that was great. Everyone loved their desserts, we had the chocolate moose and the bread pudding. If you have the money Le Fou Frog is a great place to have a fabulous meal. Would go back for a special occasion or for when they are having a special deal.

BT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is our tradition to dine at Le Fou Frog every Restaurant Week. This year did not disappoint! My roommate ordered the Pork from the RW menu. I had the Twin Maine Lobster tails off the regular menu. Let's just say, it was a very quiet dinner as we were both enjoying our meals whole heartedly. Thank you for another amazing dinner!

SC
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Delicious food, incredible service and all around fantastic evening!

ML
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you, Le Fou Frog for a wonderful evening! It was restaurant week and busy but we were treated like royalty! Had the baked brie, pork loin and chocolate mousse. What a great way to try a new restaurant. I will definitely be back!

JS
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is exceptional here from the food to the service and quirky ambiance. If you’re in KC looking for a laid back (but extremely high quality) dinner spot this is the restaurant for you.

JG
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service has been outstanding for many years. We have been going to Fou Frog about 20 years and they have evolved in the size of entrees , but not in quality. They have embraced the new style of French cooking, but it has not changed then quality. We will always count on this restaurant for quality.

KL
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great experience! Loved the hot octopus and the escargot!

C
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love having our annual Coki Bijoux holiday party at Le Fou Frog. The food and service is fabulous and we love the atmosphere. Jean-Pierre always takes great care of us. Thanks Barbara, Manu and the whole Fou Frog team. - Coki

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here many times and never disappoints! The food and staff are great!

PS
Kansas City
29 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Enjoyed the ambiance. No negatives, really.

MS
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The romantic ambiance is only outdone by the delicious food! A wonderful experience!

BQ
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a pleasure to dine at the little gem of Kansas City that is Le Fou Frog!

E
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Realizing we had not been to Fou Frog enough in 2019 we booked a year end dinner. Our expectations, as always, were met or exceeded in every respect! Our year now complete we head for 2020 with out trepidation!

L
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in KC visiting family for the Christmas week and went to Le Fou Frog. I have been wanting to go since everyone raves about it. What a gem of a restaurant! We spent a month in France last June and it felt like we were back! A fun lively place with delicious food - try the escargot or duck or fabulous scalllops. I will definitely return the next time I am in KC. Loved it!

JB
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over the years, still my favorite restaurant in KC. For my daughter's birthday, there was no other choice. We had outstanding service, the food was exquisite from the amuse-bouche to the Buche de Noel and our waiter even sang "Bonne Anniversaire." What a delightful, special evening.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great ambiance.

K
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Le Fou Frog we enjoyed the Escargot, Foie Gras, Lobster Bisque, French Onion Soup and several entrees can't wait to go back.

R
Kansas City
80 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an outstanding meal and experience! Le Fou Frog is always one of our favorite 'go to' restaurants!

HD
Kansas City
47 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was outstanding in every way! Our waiter was wonderful and the best meal we have had in a very long time!

7
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Staff were very attentive to details and restaurant was cozy, but quiet and refined. Having own parkng lot was an added bonus. Oh, and the menu was quite extensive and varied in selections ansd drinks. Great for a night out or intimate celebration.

IH
Oklahoma City
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and totally as wonderful as we have been told. Great staff, food and vibe.

RW
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a perfect evening

ET
Kansas City
23 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite place in KC!

OK
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Place! A go to for my family for any occasion.

W
Kansas City
63 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Fou never fails to deliver excellent cuisine and service. Love to check out the chalkboard for daily specials!

MB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Fabulous food, we use this as a special event meal. As with many french places, they are picky with any adjustments to the menu listed item. This time it was more that we requested a 2nd appetizer and the server indicated he would put it in, however the kitchen gets upset if all the apps are not ordered together. Interesting, in that it completely denies that the customer is the one paying the bill. Still overall we enjoy a meal here on occasion.

JD
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal dinner! Went out for birthday celebration before a show at Sprint Center. The food was tremendous, the service was exceptional. Plan to take a hit to your wallet but, well worth it.

RK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Wonderful and entertainment was special.

RH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place! This was an anniversary dinner and was a superb experience. I had the Osco Buco, wonderful. My partner had the Duck. We had the Mussels in wine sauce as an hours d’oeruver. I’m a Bourbon drinker and the Old Fashion was just right.

C
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best French food this side of the pond - quaint ambiance is the Perfect location for a romantic dinner or just to enjoy some of the best foie gras or escargot anywhere!! The daily menu is hand written and smothered with different tantalizing items. Add in a rousing singer - and you will go back again & again!
we simply LOVE IT! Chief

EG
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly some of the best food Iv had. The escargot was perfect and so was the steak. Thanks for such an amazing evening.

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