Le Fou Frog

4.8
2791 reviews
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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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EW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect dining experience, food and service was top notch

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g
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We love Le Fou Frog and have for years. Wonderful for special occasions. Great menu and large portions.
The best French restaurant in the region and we think in the country.

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JH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This by far my favorite French restaurant in town. Food is always amazing, ambiance is perfect for a romantic evening out.

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AS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Le Fou Frog for a pre-Valentines day celebration. Dale our server was excellent!!!!! The tuna tartare is outstanding as is the French Onion soup. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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DF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

With a menu that is genuinely French, but includes influences from other cuisines, the food is fantastic.

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DS
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful first visit! It was a romantic place and it was perfect for a couple but I would go with friends too. The food kept surprising us, it was so excellent. They gave us a sample of the best hummus we've ever had. Even the salad with the vinaigrette was surprising with how wonderful it was. The bread seemed like it wouldn't be too exciting, but we couldn't stop eating it. My boyfriend had the duck with the raspberry sauce and said it was amazing. I had a whitefish with risotto and both were fabulous. We didn't talk hardly at all during the entrees because we were so enthralled. The server was great, but he didn't check on us during our meal and I didn't mind much because I didn't need A THING. I'll still ask for him next time. My companion had wine and I had a cocktail and we even had dessert and yet it was about $80. To me, that was unbelievable. I know you could spend a lot more there but with the quality, $80 was a steal! Can't wait to go back.

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LA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le Fou Frog was absolutely magnificent. The food was probably the best we’ve ever had. Our server was sweet and so knowledgeable. He even sang the restaurant a song! Please visit this restaurant!

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DW
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been a fan for many years and always have an exceptional experience. The food is lovingly and expertly prepared from fresh ingredients combined in creative ways. The service and ambiance are top notch. A true Kansas City treasure.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in Kc!!!

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E
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable food! The lobster bisque was exquisite!

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MS
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The rooms are way too dark. I couldn't even see my menu without the flashlight on my phone. Otherwise, it was great.

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LH
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This retaurant is perfect for special occasions. I think it is the best food and most creative menu in Kansas City. The service is as good as the food. Unlike so many restaurants, their is no noise. It is cozy and you can hear each other talk. We had the best bread pudding ever.

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JG
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Frog is where I always take grandchildren or friends for special occasions. This was a 26th birthday and I'm sure added to the noise level. The food was exciting, so many new things to try: escargot, rack of lamb, The only drawback was a lack of vegetarian choices. Fortunately our vegetarian eats fish, so a wonderful night was enjoyed by all 4 of us. (the drink choices are amazing. Oh that Coffee L'Orang!!)

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JF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for restaurant week. Everything was fantastic from food to service. Waitress was a rock star she new the whole menu and explained each dish with great detail. Everyone was fantastic. Good definitely go back!!! Only downside was the Chiefs lost.

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KC
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my absolute favorite restaurant in Kansas City. When you walk in you feel like you are in a Paris bistro. Service is superb and the food always meets my rather high expectations.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant Week!

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A
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

I’ve heard good things about Le Fou Frog, so I was really sad at how disappointing it was. I’m not sure if it was because it was restaurant week but, the quality of the Corvina fish was just not there. I was unable to finish the meal and unsure if I will ever return.

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OT
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was an amazing experience.. food was delicious, and the waitress is an amazing singer. We will definatly be back soon.. i would highly recommend anyone to go dine here

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MK
Kansas City
13 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Le Fou Frog, the food and service is always amazing!!

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MO
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service and an intimate unique setting. Definitely worth checking out for a date night!

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EL
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambience is intimate and classy but not pretentious. The service is always on point and many of the servers are French. The food is some of the best in town and worth the money! Highly recommend the scallops. Photo is of restaurant week pork loin.

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ST
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We went during restaurant week and we will definitely come back.

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B
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, could be considered a little pricey, terrific wait staff

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BM
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Escargot are the best. Fish was fresh and perfectly cooked. Lobster bisque was some of the best in the city.

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KP
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Dale was phenomenal! We were there for Restaurant Week so the value was great and he guided my friends who had never indulged in French cuisine through the menu and his recommendations within the limited Restaurant Week menu.

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K
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for restaurant week
For food allergies they will accommodate and had options on their restaurant week menu as well as the regular menu that were gluten free and dairy free
The waitress was knowledgeable and helpful
Service was good and staff were attentive despite being fairly busy
Someone came out to sing at the end of the night 🤷‍♀️

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KD
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant week, Anniversary

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SM
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good selection for restaurant Week and otherwise. I’ve been here before and food is good.

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MD
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service and setting wonderful. Portions were small. My entree was not as good as I had hoped it would be or up to the high standards I expect from this fabulous restaurant. The food is generally beyond perfect. My beet salad was awesome though.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Went for Restaurant Week and it was a nice selection. It’s a very small place, homey and warm. The waiters really know the menu, wine and food, and I’m glad I took his advise. The lamb was perfectly cooked. It’s a bit about my usual price point so I’m glad I was able to experience it. It’s a good Special Occasion place, and i would recommend everyone to try them.

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M
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great. Had new server Dale. Very nice person and server.

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MD
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisit cuisine. Wait staff knowledgeable/ professional / accommodating. LeFouFrog is worth experiencing over and over again. C’est tres bien!

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ST
Kansas City
11 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant to go to on any occasion with someone special.

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MB
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a celebration dinner. We had a cheese plate as an appetizer that was great! I had the duck an it was perfectly cooked.

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RO
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

My husband and I have been to Le Fou many times and have never received such disrespect as we did during our most recent visit. While the food is good, the service was so poor which I feel really defines a restaurant. From start to finish, we received poor service with our server even saying that he “wasn’t on his game”; however, he never even attempted to improve. He just handed us off to two more servers. A very weak attempt at trying to be a somewhat “authentic” French restaurant. What a laugh!

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JG
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious food. True French wine list and menu. Reliable over 20 years of being patrons.

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GR
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been regulars since Mano & Barbra opened about 25 years ago. Always great food and great fun.

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h
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service great atmosphere very nice place for dinner.

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p
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place for dinner. Our server, Dale, helped to make it enjoyable.

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A
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le Fou Frog is a hidden gem with a sophisticated, interesting menu. It has the vibrancy and energy of a Paris or New York restaurant.

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