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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!
Kansas City, MO 64106
French, Contemporary French / American, European
Hours of Operation:
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Pull parking adjacent to Le Fou Frog.
Max - 5th & Grand
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Le Fou Frog Ratings and Reviews
Had a reservation but had to wait 30 minutes for a table. The restaurant was more crowded then we anticipated and it made it very noisy. The restaurant was very dark which would have been perfect if you wanted to have a romantic candlelit dinner but it wasn't great for an evening out with friends. The poor lighting made it difficult to actually see our food and appreciate the amount of work that went into making it.
It was a nice experience to try but we won't be going back.
I was there on a special New Year’s Eve date. It had been several years since I had dined at Le Fou Frog. I was so delighted to see that it was still as charming as ever with exquisite food and service. Even on a popular and busy night such as New Years they made us feel so special! I hope to be back soon and more often and will be suggesting it to friends and family!
We had friends in town for New Years Eve and decided to try out Le Fou Frog. It exceeded our expectations with food and service. The cozy ambiance was perfect for a special occasion and talking with great friends. Our server, Jill, made excellent food and wine recommendations. We will certainly be back again.
This is our 'go to' spot for New Year's and Valentine's, as well as other occasions. Food and service are always great, even during special occasions.
The Filet Le Fou and twin lobster tails in champagne sauce are my favorites, as is the lobster bisque, but I don't think you could go wrong with anything on the menu. The Mousse au Chocolate and Creme Brulee are always great too.
Great Food. Was very busy and reservations are recommended. Quirky atmosphere but charming for what it is. Very unpretentious for the cost and quality of the food. The wine list has good options from value to high end. We went for our anniversary and it was a little loud/rowdy for this occasion but the food is amazing. We will go again but maybe not for when we want a quiet and romantic evening out. Would be a great place to go with another couple or friends and order several dishes to share. The quality is incredible and I wish we could have tried more items on the menu. The portion sizes are a lot more generous than I would have expected for the quality and type of food. For my wife's first experience with authentic French food it was tremendous. I will get her to try the Escargot next time I am confident that the quality will be there so that she will have a good experience. The Service could have been better but it was very busy so I try to be a little more forgiving in that situation. It didn't seem like neglect it really seemed like too much going on. For the price and quality I would have expected the wait staff to have fewer tables so the could focus more on the patrons. It was a weeknight and it is possible that it was busier than they expected. Overall it was a good experience but I wouldn't recommend it for a romantic evening out as I don't think that is really their forte. Next time we will go with friends and not worry about the atmosphere. Hopefully this doesn't sound negative because I can't say enough about the food part of this experience.
Our favorite restaurant in the city. The food is authentic French cuisine bistro style. We did the holiday tasting menu this year which was wonderful and I would recommend trying it in the future. We love this restaurant for special occasions or not! We just love it!
I love this restaurant and think they serve some of the best food I’ve ever eaten. In addition to the great food, the atmosphere is cozy, friendly, relaxed and not pretentious like some really good restaurants can be. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable about the menu in addition to serving in a timely fashion.
We were celebrating our first official anniversary, and we could not pick a better place! The atmosphere, the crew, the food - everything was so fantastic! It's no place to bring your vegan friend, but they have some of the best French food we know of. Quaint and unsuspecting from the outside, inside you're welcomed into a friendly place with character, and a staff to match. The food is filling, with a standing as well as daily updated menu. I highly recommend the escargot to start, I have yet to find an entree that wasn't superb, and the deserts can meet all pallets. This was just our visit this time, but they also have an unbelievable happy hour! I cannot praise Le Fou enough, and looking forward to our next visit!
Excellent dinner with my lovely wife. The ambiance was cool, like being back in Europe (kind of a hole in the wall feel). The service was incredible, authentic, and timely. The food was outstanding! Compared to other nice dining venues that serve small portions, Le Fou served hearty portions and we left with excellent leftovers. This will likely be one of our go-to venues for evenings out without the kids. Well done Le Fou Frog.
Le Fou Frog is the cozy French Restaurant that has it all. If you want steaks - the steak au poive is excellent, or better yet try the Le Fou filet. Seafood - it's always unique. The menu always changes but you can count on this - it's a fun place with good wine, great food, and great service. By the way, don't be afraid to ask the servers a question about the menu. They are there to help. Our waiter said, "Relax, we're in no hurry, it's French".
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