Le Fou Frog

4.8
2993 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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Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the BEST French Food Restaurant in Kansas City, hands down!

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

the selection of entrees was as usual overwhelming so choosing selection can be challenging, nevertheless we chose two outstanding dishes and we were rewarded for our selections with a fabulous meal.

THANK YOU ALL A T LA FOU FROG ONCE AGAIN!

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

We were celebrating our anniversary and wanted a special menu, great service, and a small venue filled with laughter and fun. We got exactly what we wanted. Thank you.

C
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our consistent favorite places in town! Delicious creative food, terrific service, ambience and a smooth vibe! We love it! Great wine selection too!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a perfect anniversary!

p
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Little gem. Tasty food. Fun people. Atmosphere is small, cozy and comfortable. Entertainment always a surprise.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing!!! Absolutely loved the French Onion soup, it was to die for.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was absolutely amazing. The scallops and Salmon plates were perfection. Our server, Michelle was awesome and she was as key to the perfect meal as the meal.

JW
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was great as always. Baked brie is a must have with osso bucco. The restaurant was very warm and seemed darker than normal.

MR
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chic ambiance, delicious food, gracious service, lovely beverages, delightful and exciting dining experience. There is a reason you can never forget a meal at Le Fou Frog. I’ve been lucky enough to visit many times throughout almost 20 years. Love it always.

AB
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place in the city, we come as often as we can. An dining experience to remember!

BM
Fayetteville
12 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved our visit to Le Fou Frog! The food was amazing! Each of us ordered a different seafood dish, and all were decadent and yummy. We had the calamari Caesar salad which was perfect, as was the rich seared foie gras. The atmosphere was very...red, so our food pictures didn't turn out well. It was a laid-back and casual dinner which is very unusual for a French restaurant.

1
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

All of the food was great, especially off the specials menu. A little too pricey for us to be a regular go-to, but will definitely be back. Was a little annoyed at first that starters and entree have to be ordered at the same time.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner was amazing! Highly recommend the scallops. Michelle provided excellent service - she took great care of us.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Waitress was rude. Steak au Poivre had no sauce. Just an abundance of peppercorns on the steak. The meat was tough. It was like chewing on medium rare shoe leather.

a
Kansas City
23 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our dinner, a first visit to Fou Frog for our guests, and one of several previous visits over several years. The menu, as always, shows wide variety (the on-line version represents the "standards"--the current "stuff") with the chalkboard they have used for years still providing choices which are usually more diverse, more unique, more seasonal. Each of us had a different dish with the accompaniments appropriate to the entrée. We didn't have desserts because we were having a specialty one at home later. It was a little noisy but not excessive for a place where all tables were full and everyone appeared to be enjoying themselves without excessive merriment.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was most app

FJ
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was fantastic. Service quite good even though it was very busy for a Thursday evening. After so many years, this continues to be one of the best restaurants in the Kansas City region.

JA
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a joy...everything just wonderful.

W
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent through and through again. Can’t say enough about this wonderful little restaurant. I am from out of town but make sure to head here every trip to Kansas City.

N
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never had a bad meal here. It had been several years since the last visit, but it was as excellent as I remember.

OT
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful dining experience. I highly recommend for a romantic evening. My wife and I celebrated our first year anniversary here and loved it.

AS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food; knowledgeable and professional service; good value for the quality.

CT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Le Fou Frog goes for a sort of provincial pub ambience, so the dress code is fairly relaxed; jeans and short sleeves are okay. The food is very good, if pricey, and the staff is knowledgeable and attentive.

You may have read or heard something about their singing chef; he sang twice during our visit. He has a nice voice, but misses a lot of notes. If you take singing seriously, you will be glad when he stops. If not, then it’s a nice touch.

DR
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Best crab cake ever. Dover sole charged $54 but I thought the chalkboard said $42. Possibly overcharged.

Iced tea was average at best. Took a long time to get desert. No mention of our anniversary until the very end. Bill was $170 with no alcohol and one desert.

I will return for the crab cake but really nothing else.

JP
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

It’s been very hot in KC this week! That having been said, the air conditioning was anemic. In order to enjoy the food, it’s important to make sure that heat and humidity aren’t a distraction. The food was great the restaurant needs upgrading! Thread bare... love you guys... but it’s time! .....

CS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The 4 of us had mussels, escargot, sea bass, flounder and gnocchi. Everything was fresh, seasoned perfectly and beautifully presented. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable and was able to answer our questions and offer excellent descriptions of the items we were interested in.
It was a wonderful birthday dinner.

SB
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the happy hour menu! Dale was our waiter and he excelled in giving us a truly great dining experience.
Thanks to all!

AG
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant. If we can be there for Bastille Day we always try to make it. Next to New Years' Eve -- it's the best time to go. The food is amazing and the atmosphere is super fun!

KS
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bastille Day- w beau and his mom.

KG
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect anniversary dinner on Bastille Day. Le fou frog never disappoints. The food is wonderful and the service is even bette. Merci mes amis.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful time enjoying Bastille Day.

R
Kansas City
76 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for the Bastille Day celebration - so much fun! The food was delicious (as usual) and it was such a fun and festive atmosphere. I would definitely recommend!

SW
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful Bastille celebration complete with cabaret performance snd tarot card readings! And, of course, exceptional food.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best meal/experience any of us has had for a long time. Favorite restaurant in KC!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mom and I finally were able to visit Le fou frog for their Bastille Day celebrations and what a treat! The menu was incredible, but the entertainment from the staff was phenomenal! All the staff wore costumes and they each sang their own songs and the patrons were strongly encouraged to participate. I expected to enjoy the evening but was blown away by how fun that made the festivities for everyone. Thanks so much for a great first experience!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Enjoy Le Fou for date night-always!

JK
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Years ago my friend Bob Smith recommended Le Fou Frog. I've dined on several occasions but our last visit was superb in every way. The atmosphere, food, and delightful service were truly magnificent. I would like to know where I could purchase the wonderful wine that was served. Sancerre Grandmontains.

t
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice special occasion spot. Decor could use some updating. All the paper and chalk boards are daunting but the bisque was yummy and we enjoyed our meals.

PP
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

The quality of food was extremely disappointing! The baked Brie was cold and solidified with no accompaniments-no fruit or bread or anything! The pate had the consistency of flaky cat food and was served with potato chips. Charcuterie board completely sub par. Will definitely not be returning. This is a high end French restaurant but what a joke.

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